How To Manage Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19 Quarantine

While locked down at home, our daily lives have become full of stress and anxiety. We have a COVID-19 contingency plan and also a schedule for our kiddos to help manage and enhance their emotional well-being.  I need to manage my own feelings too because I’m also stressed, irritable, or anxious!  I’m a better parent when I’m a happier parent.  One of the things that have been very helpful in managing my emotional well-being is to treat myself like doing my own manicure, hair treatments, facials, and even try a new makeup palette.

If you are also looking to treat yourself while #shelterinplace,  I highly recommend some pampering me-time like COLORING your roots – you want to look fabulous when this is all said and done!  I have been using the @zotosprofessional AGEbeautiful products to keep my hair looking healthy and glossy, which I have been able to save over $1,000 a year.

Yes, I have been saving over $1,000 a year in hair coloring.  If you are following me then you know that I have been dying my hair at home and getting salon-quality color for over 10 years.  My hair grows exponentially fast making my gray roots very obvious.  Although I don’t mind going to work or hanging out with friends and family when my roots are showing, there are certain situations when I feel self-conscious about it. So I dye my hair every few weeks and in between hair coloring, I follow a hair routine maintenance to take good care of my hair.

For years now I have been following these tips to get the glossy, healthy, and salon-quality hair color after each dye. I have not had any split ends and only see my hairstylist every 14 weeks for a trim.


Whatever you do, do not make drastic changes to your hair color.  If you want to alter your color to more than 3 shades, I highly recommend getting it done by a professional hair colorist. Choosing the right shade is so important because you want the color to match and blend in with your natural hair color.  I have naturally black color hair but I want to go a tad lighter so it’s not harsh looking.  The shade  that I use on my hair is dark to darkest brown.  Many hair color brands offer several shades within the tone so choose one that closely matches your hair color. I love Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Permanent Hair Color in Darkest Brown 3N because it completely covers my stubborn grays especially the hairline and temple areas.


Having the right tools ready is so important to get your hair colored without wasting time searching for them.   You would need the following: plastic gloves to prevent staining on your hands, petroleum jelly to rub around your hairline to prevent staining your skin, plastic cap to cover your hair, a hairdresser clip to section hair for better application, Argan hair oils (add a drop of two to the mix for the extra gloss), and a box of hair color along with the toner.


The best time to color my hair is when it’s been at least 2 days after shampooing.  The main reason is because dirty hair lacks the slippery conditioner that freshly washed hair has.  I usually wear an old t-shirt so that I don’t have to worry about the stain getting on my clothes.


Everyone’s skin reacts differently.  If you have never used the product before I would highly recommend a strand test to see if you have any allergic reaction.


So here’s the trick to prevent my hair from getting brittle and dry due to coloring.  Since the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Permanent Hair Color lasts so long on my hair strand, I would only color my roots.  and color my entire hair every so often.  The best news is that I can use the same tube for two separate applications thus saving me even more on cost


The average wait time for the color to deposit into your hair is 45 minutes.  During this time, I would do my laundry, clean up my house, and even prep food for the family.  When it’s time to rinse make sure you wash it without using any shampoo.   Don’t forget to have your gloves on to prevent staining on your hands.  If your hands and/or skin is stained, you can use an exfoliating cream and it should come right off.  After the rinse, use a paraben-free conditioner to finish up the process.  I usually don’t shampoo my hair until a few days after so the color stays longer.

I hope these tips will help you attain beautiful salon-quality hair color and save a lot of money as they have for me.

For more inspiration visit Mama In Heels.

AGE Beautifully with Zotos Professional Anti-Aging Permanent Liqui-Creme Hair Color


I’m all about aging beautifully and youthfully.  I do my best to stay agile, vibrant and youthful by eating right, exercise regularly, and getting enough sleep. I’m also on the lookout for the best and most affordable products from skincare to haircare as part of this upkeep.

As I age my skin and hair lose elasticity, moisture, and volume.  On top of that, I’m also getting more gray hair, a natural progression in life.  And no, I’m not ready to go full-on silver fox.

It’s no secret that I have been coloring my gray hair at home for the past few years because it’s economically feasible and time-saving. I have tried almost every product and brand that you could think of.  Although they did their job in hiding my grays the downside was that the color would fade (and more so near the temples) after a few weeks and my hair would start to look brassy and dull.  While waiting for my next at-home hair coloring, I use this product to touch up my gray roots to get me through the weeks.



Most recently, I tried the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Anti-Aging Permanent Liqui-Creme Hair Color in Darkest Brown. Since I have over 50% gray hair permanent color is the best option to cover my grays. This product is the first color with melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the essential components that are lost with aging. Their unique formula penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly to cover gray 100% and deliver beautiful, rich color that lasts for up to 8 weeks.



No wonder my hair feels stronger, shinier, and softer after the hair dye.  What I didn’t expect is that the color around my temples lasts a lot longer than most products I have used in the past, which is a bonus.

Since I need to dye my hair every few weeks I prefer to do this on my own at home because not only does it save me the time it also doesn’t put a big dent in my wallet.

That’s why I’m so happy that I discovered Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Anti-Aging Permanent Liqui-Creme Hair Color.  It is very easy to use and does not drip or sting my scalp – I have very sensitive skin by the way. This is by far the best permanent hair color product I have ever used on my hair.  Stay tuned for an upcoming step by step tutorial on how to achieve this look at home without spending a fortune.

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